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Obama kicks off reboot of "Cosmos" series

Sunday - 3/9/2014, 11:25pm  ET

WASHINGTON -- The reboot of "Cosmos" got a high-level introduction on Sunday night.

President Obama taped a 30-second video message that aired before the first episode of the science series "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey," hosted by astrophysicist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. It's a new version of astronomer Carl Sagan's groundbreaking 1980 series "Cosmos."

In the introduction, Obama begins by saying, "America has always been a nation of fearless explorers," adding that that spirit animated Sagan's series.

He concludes that "There are no limits. Open your eyes and open your imagination. The next great discovery could be yours."

"Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" will air on Fox, the National Geographic Channel and other stations.

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